DENVER (CBS4) – Vic Lombardi is the man who brought you “The 5 Steps To Broncos Recovery” after the Broncos double overtime loss in the playoffs to the Ravens, and he now shares his “5 Stages Of A Rockies Fan.”
Stage 1: Hope
There’s always hope in March. Every baseball season begins with hope. You look at that lineup on paper and the feelings of hope springs eternal.
Stage 2: Excitement
The Rockies come out of the gate strong in April. In May of this season they were 8 games over .500 at one point.
As a fan, you’re excited about this team. They play an exciting brand of baseball.
Stage 3: Anger
Then, just like that, excitement turns to anger.
You’re angry about the injuries. Angry about the bullpen, the hitting slumps, the losing streak (currently a whopping 7 games!!).
You’re angry that it takes so long for the front office to do something.
Stage 4: Apathy
The worst stage is apathy.
Once you’re apathetic about your team; once you know the season is essentially over, why bother?
Stage 5 …
Which brings us to the fifth and final stage for every Rockies fan. Usually we don’t get there until the end of July. But ready or not, it’s already here: Football Season.
Now about that Broncos mini-camp …